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Making Black Scientists

A Call to Action

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674916586

Publication Date: 08/13/2019


256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Provides a roadmap of actions within individual faculty members’ control and sustenance for students, faculty, and administrators engaging in the struggle for racial justice in STEM education.—Donna Riley, Science

In order for our nation to compete in the twenty-first century, everyone with an interest in pursuing a career in STEM must have the fullest possible opportunity to receive a high-quality education. Gasman and Nguyen reveal the practices and policies that have been proven to be successful in guiding African American students to success in STEM education. It is imperative that academic institutional leaders and faculty take their recommendations seriously.—John Brooks Slaughter, University of Southern California

If Gasman and Nguyen’s recommendations are widely implemented, they will lead to greater success in increasing the number and the racial diversity of the nation’s scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and doctors—an important and noble goal.—Louis Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Founding Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

The culture of science today may privilege individuality and competition as it dreams of meritocracy, but Gasman and Nguyen’s compilation of lessons from faculty in HBCUs present another way—one of creating equity through institutional responsibility and generosity, and of rethinking success in how we serve Black students.—Julie Posselt, author of Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

This important book shatters myths about African American students in science. A stellar contribution and a must-read for those determined to increase black access and success in STEM.—Walter R. Allen, University of California, Los Angeles

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